Canon fixes ‘cinema’ firmware with release 2.0.4

by planetmitch3 Comments

Canon has released a fix for the much desired ‘cinema' firmware for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II that had a bug… 2.0.4 is available now.

Canon notice for the new firmware

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I'm sure you want to get right into it… so here's the download link!

And if you've never done the firmware update before, here's a movie showing you how to do it from start to finish…

planet5D Consumer HDSLR Reviews

New Features (includes 2.0.4 fix data)

In the Version 2.0.4 firmware, the following phenomena that occurred with the Version 2.0.3 firmware (which was to enhance the movie functions) have been corrected.

There was a phenomenon in which the manual recording settings made in C1/C2/C3 were changed and sound could not be recorded if manual sound recording was used in the C1/C2/C3 settings and the camera was subsequently turned off (or if Auto Power Off was activated). This does not occur in modes other than C1/C2/C3.

The Version 2.0.4 firmware includes the movie function enhancements listed in items 1 through 5 below, and also incorporates the correction listed in item 6.

  1. Adds or changes the following movie frame rates.

    • 1920×1080 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)
    • 1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
    • 640×480 : 30 fps (changed – actual 29.97 fps)


    • 1920×1080 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)
    • 1920×1080 : 24 fps (added – actual 23.976 fps)
    • 640×480 : 25 fps (added – actual 25.0 fps)
  2. Adds a function for manually adjusting the sound recording level (64 levels).
  3. Adds a histogram display (brightness or RGB) for shooting movies in manual exposure.
  4. Adds shutter-priority AE mode (Tv) and aperture-priority AE (Av) mode to the exposure modes for shooting movies.
  5. Changes the audio sampling frequency from 44.1 KHz to 48 KHz.
  6. Fixes a phenomenon where communication between the camera and the attached lens is sometimes interrupted after manual sensor cleaning. (This phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.4.)

(Photo credit: snap from the video)



  1. does anyone else think this was insanely fast turn around. Why cant other firmware updates be this fast….um like the HDMI down-res problem on the 5d

  2. I forget to mention. The link above now points to 2.0.7! That’s why I’m looking for 2.0.4.

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